What kind of care is recommended after meatoplasty?
Most children experience minimal pain or no pain following meatoplasty. Some stinging or burning while urinating is normal. A small amount of bloody drainage is also normal.
Children’s acetaminophen or ibuprofen and an antibiotic ointment is all that is usually needed in the recovery period. Sitting in a warm bath may also be prescribed. Your doctor will advise the best post-operative care for your child, including the aftercare of the wound. Some rare complications can occur and must be dealt with quickly. Call the doctor if you see any of the following:
- Swelling or redness around your son’s meatus.
- Excessive bleeding.
- A fever developing in your child.
Recovery time is usually minimal following meatoplasty. Your son should be able to resume normal activities almost immediately after surgery.